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One Man's Story of Eating-Disorder Recovery

Brian Cuban, younger brother of relentless billionaire Mark Cuban, on a life of shame and rejection—and what turned it around<p>Brian Cuban spoke recently about being a grown man with bulimia and anorexia nervosa; about the shock it elicits when he brings up his diagnoses, and the childhood …

10 ways to burn fat and keep it off for good

It’s one thing to train and diet hard to get lean. It’s another to keep the weight off long term.<p>Here are 10 tips to help you lose your gut fast—and …

Diets

The 15 Most Important Exercises for Men

Every guy who’s into fitness has some methodology, piece of equipment, or program they like over anything else. Some like to circuit train every day, …

10 Ways to Build Muscle Faster

Seeing new and faster gains doesn’t always require getting on a drastically different workout plan or following an ultra-scientific diet.<p>Small …

Workouts

Carve Up Your Core

“Medicine balls are a hybrid of everything: a good core and arms workout and you increase your heart rate,” says Ben Bruno, Los Angeles-based …

Abs

5 Essential Exercises for Bigger Arms

You’ve done about a thousand curls in the past week and the same number of triceps extensions, yet your arms are still not growing. The fact is, …

5 ways to work out without weights

With all the knowledge that’s out there now about exercise, there’s really no excuse for not achieving your fitness goals. You can’t argue that you …

5 Exercises to Work Your Abs to Exhaustion

7 Things to Look for in a New Gym

Get More from Your Workouts

Change How You Train

There’s a time and place for every piece of workout equipment, but that doesn’t mean each has only one use. Some exercise aids can be valuable for …

7 Reasons to Work Out in the Morning

Because who wants to blow off an ugly sweater party just to go to the gym?

Fitness

"How Can I Tell If My Weights Are Heavy Enough?"

The simple trick to help you know if you're pushing yourself too hard—or not enough!<p><b>The question:</b> "How Can I Tell If My Weights Are Heavy Enough?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist and author of <i>Mind Over Fatter</i><p><b>The answer:</b> There's a very simple trick. Basically, pick up a bunch of …

Strength Training

The Time It's MOST Important To Eat Right and Work Out

Assuming you don't want the number on the scale to go up…<p>Ever notice how your jeans tend to seem a little tight come Monday morning? It's not your imagination—it's your weight cycle. Almost everyone cycles between losing a small amount of weight during the week, only to gain it back over the …

7 Strength Moves Runners Should Do

Improve your running game by adding these resistance moves to your training regimen<p>Surprise—there’s more to running well than just putting one foot in front of the other. With a regular strength-training routine, you’ll build muscle to make you leaner, more powerful, and less prone to injury. (And, …

Workouts

Sculpt a Better Butt

Firm your rear and flatten your abs with these 10 easy, effective exercises<p>You're always busting it, saving it, covering it, or laughing it off, but how much time do you actually devote to sculpting your butt? Not enough.Pretty much anytime you're standing on two feet, your glutes and hamstrings …

Workouts

Couples' Workout Moves That Make You Feel Closer

Because the pair that sweats together stays together

Workouts

"Should I Do Strength Or Cardio First In My Workouts?"

Turns out your workout order actually matters more than you think<p><b>The question:</b> "Should I do strength or cardio first in my workouts?"<p><b>The expert:</b> Jennifer Burke, a certified physical trainer at Crunch gym in Los Angeles<p><b>The answer:</b> Strength training. "Either order is technically fine, but if you do …

Exercise

15 Minute Kettlebells Workout

Earn a balanced—and bangin'—physique with this killer kettlebells workout<p>No disrespect, dumbbells—you're great and we heart you—but the kettlebell is kind of stealing our adoration. To be honest, this isn't a new crush: We've always been fond of the kettlebell's shape, which creates an uneven …

Workouts

The 5-Minute Workout That Will Kick Your Butt

All you need for this fast-paced routine is a pair of dumbbells<p>Think you don't have time to work out today? Enter this 5-minute, high intensity routine. This workout was created by <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the new book <i>Shape-Up Shortcuts</i>. You'll do 5 moves in …

Workouts

10 Signs You Need to Switch Up Your Workout Routine

Sign #1: You just stopped mid-lunge to read this

The Post-Workout Mistake You're Probably Making

And no, it has nothing to do with stretching or refueling<p>If you're like 99.99% of women in America, you probably own an amazingly comfy pair of workout pants. These tights or capris are so wonderful, in fact, that you wish you could wear them to work, but since you're not looking to have an HR …

Workouts

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

Hips

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

Because you’re dying to show off your workout results!<p><b>The question:</b> “When should I expect to see more defined muscles?”<p><b>The experts:</b> Jon-Erik Kawamoto, strength and conditioning specialist, owner of JKConditioning; Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems<p><b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often …

Exercise

What's Better For Building Muscle: Heavier Weights or More Reps?

Should you do more reps or lift heavier weights?<p><b>The question:</b> If I want to build more muscle, should I lift heavier weights or do more reps with lighter weights?<p><b>The expert:</b> Lee Boyce, C.P.T., owner of Boyce Training Systems in Toronto<p><b>The answer:</b> Actually, you need to do both if you want to see …

Muscle

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

Go from "om" to "OMG!"<p>Use these yoga-inspired moves to pleasure-boost you next sex session—whether you are a dedicated yogi or have never done a single downward dog.<p><b>Pay attention to your breath.</b>This oft-repeated yoga-class instruction is worth remembering when you're in bed, too. During foreplay, …

The Waist-Cinching Workout for Toned Abs and Obliques

Define your waistline with this strengthening routine that gives your obliques some love<p>Give your workout routine a new twist—literally. These six moves hit all of your major muscle groups with extra emphasis on your obliques to whittle your middle. Move from one exercise to the next without …

Workouts

How NOT To Let Your Lazy Boyfriend Wreck Your Workout Routine

Even when he tempts you with Netflix and sushi...for the third night in a row<p><b>The question:</b> “My boyfriend never exercises, and I spend so much time with him that I’ve started working out less, too—even though I want to keep my game up. What’s my best fix?”<p><b>The expert:</b> Irene Lewis-McCormack, C.S.C.S., …